My new school is a two form entry. My main concern is that my partner teacher is an NQT and has even less experience of a working environment than me, so we are two NQT's together. We are like two blind mice grappling around in the dark then bumping heads! The paperwork/assessment and planning are the main problems, we just don't know where to begin. We are starting to have a quick chat with some subject leaders so are getting a few directions here and there. It worries me that we have to teach the full timetable and plan lessons than the others teachers who have been there for year but we are feeling very lost and thrown in at the deep end right now. We do get PPA/NQT time, but its a case of, ok, where do I begin? We really have been totally left on our own. Is this common?